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 Author  Topic: Another early 80' Elco question
GregB

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of GregB  Posted on: May 17, 2011 - 2:11pm
Hi Guys,

As I continue working on my Revell 1/72 kit I noticed that the aft day cabin has a big
empty void next to the rear 50 mount.

In Allied Coastal Forces in WWII by Lambert and Ross there is a line drawing on page 149 of this area.

From looking at the drawing it appears that there is a solid wall with an angled roof above it. What is under this angled roof? Is it open to the day cabin or blocked off with wood or a screen of some type?

I've scoured the pictures I have saved from the internet and can't find any clear
angle here to show me what's there.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

GregB


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TGConnelly

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Do you have a photo of that area?


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From your description, it sounds like you're referring to the wind/spray shields which gave a modicum of protection to the early dog house style engineroom access hatch.





If I remember correctly, the roof on the kit behind the windshield is open. If so, this is wrong. The windshield simply sat on top of the roof, so it will have to be filled in.

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GregB

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Al,

That's exactly the area I'm talking about. So I think what you are saying is that,
what I erroneously called an angled roof, is in fact, a windshield right above the bulkhead that the life ring is attached to? If so, from what I can tell from the photo
is that the windshield is solid and not plexiglass?

Thanks,

GregB


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alross2

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Al,

That's exactly the area I'm talking about. So I think what you are saying is that,
what I erroneously called an angled roof, is in fact, a windshield right above the bulkhead that the life ring is attached to? If so, from what I can tell from the photo
is that the windshield is solid and not plexiglass?

Thanks,

GregB




Yup. Most likely, it was plywood.

Al


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TGConnelly

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Or, wouldn't they have used some sort of STS plating? For SOME degree of protection?

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Or, wouldn't they have used some sort of STS plating? For SOME degree of protection?

Garth





Highly unlikely, as they were only intended to deflect wind and sea spray.



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TGConnelly

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Hmmm, interesting ...

One would think that they would want to provide, at the very least, a small degree of protection to the helmsman and boat CO.

Oh well.

What do any of the veterans who are on the board here say?

Did your boats have plywood or STS plating to replace the windshield?

Garth


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey Garth,
Why would the helmsman and the boat CO stand on the aft side of the Day Room? The only thing there besides this windshield and the Life Ring is the entrance to the engine room hatch. Wouldnt the helmsman and CO be standing up inside the cockpit area farther forward? Maybe you are thinking this windshield is the one in front of the cockpit? This is pretty amazing I never knew there was an extra windshield so far aft. Pretty cool. I wonder how often it was actually used? Jerry

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ELCO reel 1, image 433 - 3/8" ply panels with mahogany stiffeners.

Al Ross


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